The seaside and harbor front venue around Nyhavn is a part of Copenhagen’s cultural soul. The many colorful houses and exclusive buildings surrounding the Nyhavn canal on the “shady” and “sunny” side are nearly 350 years old.
Colorize-it uses the Colorful Image Colorization algorithm that’s being developed by a team at UC Berkeley led by PhD student Richard Zhang. You simply paste a URL to a photo into their website and press the purple “Colorize It” button. After some processing and a short wait, the page displays a side-by-side comparison of the B&W and colorized photos that you can switch between.
Here’s an image in black and white, showing a sunken fishing vessel being raised from the bottom of the Nyhavn Canal. (Year unknown). Photo: Kurt Nielsen
And the colorized version:
No 37 was a very nice building which was enlarged with one floor in 1791. In the basement was Tattoo Jack, displaying colorful tattoos on his signs and in the window, consisting of butterflies, naked women, flowers, and the seaman’s grave as well as snake and daggers.
The artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1983-1958) was associated with the movements of Symbolism and Expressionism. His sculpture The Great Relief (completed 1928) is one of Denmark’s cultural masterpieces. Here he is photographed in Nyhavn together with Madame Michelle Bourret in 1951. He met the French dancer and painter in 1928 and they stayed together until his death.
The celebrated Danish actor Dirch Hartvig Passer (1926 – 1980) was greatly renowned for his improvisational skills and one of Denmark’s most prolific actors, with a filmography comprising 90 movies, He arrives at a birthday party in Nyhavn carrying Danish film actress Judy Gringer.
Danish poet Jens August Schade (1903-1978) posing in Nyhavn in 1955. His debut was the 1926 poetry collection Den levende violin, “The Living Violin”. In 1963 he received the grand prize of the Danish Academy.
Today the charming Nyhavn area is an authentic local melting pot, mixed with history and culture, – and placed right at the humming and eventful seafront of Copenhagen.
Feature image (on top): Two young boys watching a sailship in 1955. Photo: Allan Moe
Copenhagen’s Post War Nyhavn, compiled by Admin